International Student Costs and Scholarships

Mizzou offers scholarships for international students that you will be automatically considered for when you apply. Scholarships are education funds that don’t have to be repaid. Use the tables below to learn more about scholarships (also referred to as “awards”) and the estimated costs of attending Mizzou.

Freshman Awards

Automatic Awards

AWARD AMOUNT PER YEAR REQUIREMENTS
International Merit Scholarship $5,000 1260 SAT or 27 ACT
International Honors Scholarship $10,000 1330 SAT or 29 ACT
Global Black & Gold Scholarship*
(Level 1)
Full reduction of nonresident fees
(estimated $18,606)
1260 SAT or 27 ACT

A parent who graduated from MU

Global Black & Gold Scholarship*
(Level 2)
Half reduction of nonresident fees
(estimated $9,303)
1200 SAT or 25 ACT

A parent who graduated from MU

*Please visit financialaid.missouri.edu for more information.

Competitive Awards & Departmental Scholarships

Competitive scholarships are also available to International Students based on academic eligibility. Academically gifted students of all nationalities can apply to the Stamps Scholars Program. You can apply for general and departmental scholarships using ScholarshipUniverse after you have been admitted to Mizzou.

Transfer Awards

Transfer students are automatically considered for scholarships once they are admitted to Mizzou.

AWARD AMOUNT PER YEAR REQUIREMENTS
Nonresident Transfer Scholarship
(Level 1)
Full reduction of nonresident fees
(estimated $18,606)
3.90 GPA

24 or more transferable credit hours*

Nonresident Transfer Scholarship
(Level 2)
Half reduction of nonresident fees
(estimated $9,303)
3.00 GPA

24 or more transferable credit hours*

Phi Theta Kappa Award $1,000 Membership in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Missouri Community College $500 Have earned an Associate of Arts Degree from a Missouri Community College (AA, AS, ADN, AFA, AAT, ASN, AE, AAA)

*Please visit financialaid.missouri.edu for more information.

Estimated Cost of Attendance for International Undergraduate Students

The chart below provides an estimated total cost of attendance at Mizzou. The tuition estimate is based on an average of 12 undergraduate credit hours. If you take more than 12 hours during a semester, your tuition cost will increase accordingly. These figures are subject to change without notice.

EXPENSE FALL 2021 SPRING 2022 Annual
Tuition and Fees $12,406 $12,406 $24,812
Books and Supplies $516 $516 $1,032
Housing and Food $4,803 $4,803 $9,606
Personal Expenses $1,515 $1,515 $3,030
Medical Insurance Premium $958 $1,319 $2,277

Note: Many international students do not enroll for the summer term. Therefore, housing, food and personal expenses are included for summer estimated costs, and tuition, fees, books and supplies are excluded from summer cost estimate.

TOTAL ESTIMATED YEARLY COST (2021-2022) U.S. $
Fall term total $20,198
Spring term total $20,559
Summer housing total $2,510
Yearly Total (12 months): $43,267
Add U.S. $4,000 to the total for each dependent (spouse or child).

The following programs have additional fees: engineering; journalism; health professions; applied music; business; education; clinical nursing; and agriculture, food and natural resources.

Students are charged a one-time enrollment fee of U.S. $300.

International students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week on campus during the fall and spring academic terms.

Visit the International Center’s website for more information on required financial and immigration documentation.